Filed under: Sedan , China , Recalls , Safety , Hatchback , Volkswagen This is unquestionably the year of the recall in the United States with an estimated 544 campaigns so far (and counting) that cover around 52 million cars . The repairs are almost starting to seem normal at this point, but apparently the same can’t be said for China. That country’s buyers are protesting Volkswagen for its handling of one recent safety action
Chinese protesting VW recall fix nationwide
Filed under: Budget , Performance , Europe , Hatchback , Volkswagen When Volkswagen unveiled the production Up! hatchback at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show , it showcased a series of concept versions alongside it.
Volkswagen rolls out sporty Street Up!
Filed under: Motorsports , Volkswagen Not unlike some other motor racing disciplines, the World Rally Championship tends to be ruled by dynasties. The late 1980s were dominated by Lancia , Toyota won a succession of titles in the early 90s, Mitsubishi and Subaru traded top spots in the late 90s and Citro
Filed under: Volkswagen , Electric The e-Golf has official EPA ratings of 126 MPGe (city) and 105 (hwy). When the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf arrives in “select states” in the US, it will be the only model sold here that could also be purchased with a diesel or standard ICE powertrain.
Filed under: Hybrid , Sedan , Wagon , Europe , Volkswagen Volkswagen certainly isn’t afraid to make the most of a platform, especially in Europe. Just look at all of the versions of the Golf that you can buy across the pond.
Filed under: Concept Cars , Hatchback , Volkswagen , Misc. Auto Shows , South America We’ve gotten used to the idea of Volkswagen keeping certain models like the Scirocco and Amarok to the European market and not bringing them to North America, but the German automaker also has a full line of vehicles made right here in the Americas that don’t make it to US showrooms either. Those are the products of Volkswagen do Brasil , which has just revealed two new debuts for the upcoming Sao Paulo Motor Show
Filed under: Convertible , Sedan , China , Recalls , Safety , Hatchback , Volkswagen Volkswagen is recalling about 1.1 million vehicles in China and North America in a newly announced campaign affecting the rear suspensions on some models. For the US, the action covers about 442,265 vehicles, including 400,602 examples of its 2011-2013 Jetta and 41,663 units of the 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible
Filed under: Performance , Volkswagen If you’re in the market for a German hot hatch and the GTI just won’t do it for you, Volkswagen offers the more potent Golf R as well. And if you live in markets that aren’t the United States, you can get your hands on the Scirocco R , too
Volkswagen considering additional R models
Filed under: Sedan , Performance , Videos , Volkswagen Bravo to people with a crazy idea and enough time to actually make it a reality. Without them, we would never see insane creations like this one.
Filed under: Performance , Work , Chevrolet , Dodge , Ford , GM , Mercedes-Benz , Volkswagen , Volvo , Diesel , Ram Horsepower may steal a lot of headlines, but the always-more-complex torque figure is often a critical one for both the workingman and the motoring playboy. The measure of rotational force is a function of horsepower and engine rpm, and it’s also the twist that can liquefy one’s tires or haul one’s horse trailer
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